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LYNNFIELD — The restoration

of the town’s beloved bell has been


The bell was reinstalled last Friday

morning on top of a slab of Lynnfield

granite on the town common.

“We are a town with a rich history

and tradition and have an obligation

to preserve items and structures of

historic significance,” said Select

Board Chair Dick Dalton. “This

represents one more important step

forward in the beautification of the

town common and the center itself.”

Robert Shure, owner and president

of Skylight Studios in Woburn,

which completed the restoration

project, said that steel bells like

Lynnfield’s are rare. He said that it

had rusted and corroded because the

metal wasn’t protected.

“They felt that this is the time to

do it, otherwise the situation will

snowball,” Shure said.

The bell, which Shure estimated


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Lynnfield DPW employees, from left, Rick DeGrande, Eddie Downs and Steve

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By Anne Marie Tobin

LYNNFIELD — Now that

the summer season is in full

swing, the Department of

Public Works is ramping up

several road improvement

projects that are sure to tie

up traffic and leave motorists

in a state of frustration.

“Massachusetts has a very

short construction season,

but John Tomasz has put together

a strong summer plan

with Charlie (Richter, town

engineer) for roads and other

work,” Town Administrator

Rob Dolan said at a recent

Town Talk video update.

“Like all of our projects,

we’re looking for people to

have patience,” said DPW

Director John Tomasz

during a recent Town Talk.

“People need to know that

we are doing these projects

to make our roads safer and

better for everyone.”

Tomasz noted that this

summer the town is facing

two “fairly significant

projects” totaling close to

$20 million over the next

12-18 months, the main

one being the expansion of

the Huckleberry Hill and

Summer Street elementary

schools. He said work on

that project began the last

week of June and requires a


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LYNNFIELD — The Town of Lynnfield

has said good-bye to a beloved employee

best described by one word — family.

Maureen Lanpher, who logged 29 years

as payroll and benefits coordinator for the

town’s Treasurer/Collector office, was

honored Tuesday with a standing-roomonly

luncheon reception in the Joe Maney

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Longtime town payroll employee Maureen Lanpher celebrated 29 years of service to the town

last week, with cake and flowers providing a retirement sendoff.


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here for 29 years. It’s gone by in

a flash,” said Lanpher. “It’s been

so special, every day of it, and it

never felt like work. These people

I’ve worked with are truly my

second family and I love them


Assistant Town Administrator

Bob Curtin said Lanpher’s daily

duties included working with employees

and retirees on insurance

and other important matters.

“She treats every employee like

a family member. She’s been an

inspiration to all of us, and Town

Hall won’t be the same without

her,” said Curtin. “As our payroll

and employee benefits person,

Maureen is one of the first people

you meet when you come to work

for the Town of Lynnfield, and

she’s perfect for that role because

there is no person who has a more

positive attitude. Maureen looks

on the bright side and sees the

good in everyone.”

Many of Lanpher’s colleagues

echoed Curtin’s sentiments.

“There is nobody better than

Maureen,” said Assistant to

the Treasurer/Collector Rose

Kenney, who worked for 17 years

alongside Lanpher. “She was so

much more than just payroll. She

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was family, always there when

anyone had a life event. She

touched everyone and is just a

beautiful person. We are all going

to miss her smile and positive

outlook she brought every single

day to this building.”

Assistant Town Accountant

Janice Coburn said she worked

closely with Lanpher for 20 years,

balancing the payroll together.

“I’m really going to miss her,

she was such a pleasure to work


Assistant Finance Director

Julie McCarthy describes

Lanpher as an “extremely uplifting

person” who will be “very

difficult to replace.

“She’s like my work mom;

she’s family, someone I could talk

to about anything, whether it’s

gardening, decorating, cooking or

family aging issues,” she said.

“She’s just dynamite and just

makes connections with people.

The truth is she runs circles about

so many of us younger people.”

Lanpher was married for 57

years to her husband Robert

“Bun” Lanpher before Robert

died 15 years ago. They lived in

Woburn, raising five daughters

with 14 grandchildren and nine


Daughters Dianne Mallon

and Colene Gibbons, along with

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granddaughter Markey Gibbons

and son-in-law Steve Mallon

attended the reception to help


“This is a wonderful day as

this is everything my mother deserved,”

said Dianne Mallon. “It

brought tears to my eyes. She’s

always been a special person and

I think seeing so many people

here today is a wonderful testament

to her. All I could say is,

‘well done, Mom.’”

“She really liked to make both

of her families — her work family

and her home family — feel important

in good times and bad,”

said Colene Gibbons. “You could

see the impact she made, from the

young firefighters to the seniors

who were here today.”

When told that some of her

colleagues described her a

“Renaissance woman,” Lanpher

laughed, saying, “Jack-of-alltrades,

master of none, that’s me.”

McCarthy disagreed.

“That’s exactly who Maureen

is, Renaissance woman,” said

McCarthy. “She does it all.”

Lanpher said she plans to enjoy

her yard this summer and then

launch a “second career” this fall.

“I don’t know what it will

be, but it will be something,”

Lanpher said.


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BOSTON — Even as the

Reading Municipal Light

Department estimates future energy

needs for the city, the state

Energy Facilities Siting Board

(EFSB) has issued a Notice of

Inquiry opening a formal inquiry

to assess opportunities to

enhance equitable public awareness

of, and meaningful participation

in, EFSB proceedings.

Reading Municipal provides

power to Lynnfield Center.

The EFSB voted formally to

approve the Notice of Inquiry

at a board meeting and the

Department of Public Utilities

(DPU) issued a companion

order in the spring, aimed at investigating

ways to enhance existing

processes and boost public

participation in its proceedings.

The DPU received extensive

and thoughtful comments

during the comment period.

Through these investigations,

the EFSB and DPU will explore

opportunities to boost stakeholder

engagement and ensure

that all people have been provided

with the same opportunity

to participate in EFSB and

DPU proceedings, regardless of

English-language proficiency.

“It is critical that all residents

are able to provide meaningful

input whenever energy infrastructure

is proposed and sited in

their communities,” said Energy

and Environmental Affairs and

EFSB Chair Secretary Kathleen


“We look forward to hearing

from the public on how best to

improve the Energy Facilities

Siting Board’s public participation

and notification process,

which is just one step toward

building a more just and equitable,

clean-energy future here

in the commonwealth.”

In 2020, consistent with the

Executive Office of Energy and

Environmental Affairs’ (EEA)

2017 Environmental Justice

Policy, the DPU and the EFSB

began work to develop environmental

justice strategies to enhance

meaningful involvement

of all people and communities

with the development, implementation,

and enforcement

of environmental laws, regulations,

and policies, including

climate change policies and the

equitable distributions of energy

and environmental benefits and


As part of this process, the

DPU and EFSB are evaluating

methods to promote further

public involvement in their respective


Over the past year, EEA has

actively engaged with all its

agencies, including the DPU

and EFSB, on the development

of environmental justice strategies.

As part of this effort, EEA

hosted informal listening sessions

with environmental justice

stakeholders intended to inform

the development of methods to

track the fair distribution of energy

and environmental benefits

and burdens and to engage more

effectively with Massachusetts

environmental justice populations.

The comments provided

by stakeholders at those listening

sessions will inform the

development of agency-specific

environmental justice strategies.

As part of these efforts, the

EFSB has opened this inquiry

to explore how to boost community

outreach and increase

participation and engagement in

energy siting proceedings. The

EFSB expects to ultimately establish

an environmental justice

strategy which may include the

promulgation of rules and issuance

of guidelines, procedures

and/or regulations which will

support robust, comprehensive

and equitable public engagement

in proceedings.

The EFSB invites and encourages

all interested individuals

to submit written comments

on this matter no later

than September 10, 2021. Upon

receipt and review of the comments

received, the EFSB will

determine the next steps, which

may include further opportunities

for public engagement on

this topic.

On March 26, 2021, Governor

Charlie Baker signed comprehensive

climate change legislation

which includes important

provisions related to environmental

justice. Recognizing the

significant impact of climate

change on environmental justice

communities overburdened

by poor air quality and disproportionately

high levels of pollution,

the legislation statutorily

defines environmental justice

and environmental burdens, including

climate change, as an

environmental burden.

The legislation also expands

Massachusetts Environmental

Policy Act (MEPA) review to require

an Environmental Impact

Report for all projects that impact

air quality within five miles

of an Environmental Justice

Neighborhood, and requires the

Department of Environmental

Protection to conduct a stakeholder

process to develop a cumulative

impact analysis as a

condition of permitting certain


This change would, for the

first time, require MEPA to evaluate

not just individual project’s

impact but also historic environmental

pollution throughout the

community through the permit


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Berk Rosenwald earned Providence College spring honors.


earns honors


Rosenwald, son of Cenia Peters

and Mitchell Rosenwald of

Lynnfield, has earned Dean’s

List honors at Providence

College for the spring 2021


Dean’s List honors are earned

by full-time undergraduate students

who, at the end of the semester,

have attained a grade

point average of 3.55 or better

(on a 4.0 scale), with no grade

lower than a “C,” and with no

incomplete grades.

Founded in 1917, Providence

College is the only college or

university in the United States

administered by the Dominican


DPW is on the road again


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total shutdown of Summer

Street School. Work at

Huckleberry Hill will start in a

few weeks.

“There is going to be too

much going on for people to be

able to use the playground and

fields there,” he said, adding

that a sign that says “See you

in September” will be erected


According to Tomasz, final

sub-contractor bids are in and

general contractor bids will be

coming in on July 8.

“Those bids will give us a

really good picture of what the

final costs will be,” Tomasz

said. “I am very excited about

both of those projects. Anyone

with any questions about the

projects should contact me as I

will be deeply involved in both

of them.”

In response to a question

from Town Administrator Rob

Dolan, Town Engineer Charlie

Richter outlined the other major

road improvements the town is

undertaking this summer.

The portion of Summer Street

that was disrupted last year

by a National Grid project addressing

gas leaks will be repaved

from Taylor Terrace to

Elliott Road.

“We’re really excited that all

that was disrupted last year by

National Grid will be repaved,”

Richter said.

The Summer Street and

Walnut Street intersection will

be reconfigured to make it safer

for crossing pedestrians. Juniper

Road will be completely repaved

as will Timberhill Lane

and Timberhill Terrace and a

culvert to address drainage will

also be installed.

“The people on Timberhill

have been very patient with us,

but need to know that we have

funding there for a culvert as

well,” Richter said.

A portion of Hart Road

will also be repaved, as will

Chestnut Street from Hart Road

to Townshend Road. Richter

said that work will be done

on Maple Street to improve

drainage in conjunction with

the replacement of a water main

by the Lynnfield Water District.

Other projects include

Massachusetts Department of

Transportation (MassDOT)

work on Carpenter Road which

will improve access to Route 1.

“That intersection has been

dangerous for people exiting

and entering that street, so the

state plans to install an island

to help keep people on the right

side of the road,” Richter said.

“Pavement markings over on

Green Street will be added to

help people merge onto Route

1. It’s a very tight intersection

and can be a challenge especially

with the merger of 95.”

Dolan said future plans

(Phase 2) include the installation

of more solar advisories on

major roads, and added that a

consultant has been retained to

advise on road usage.

“It sounds like a very busy

summer. The consultant will

rank our roads in a fair way as

a fair third party to judge our

roads, not only their condition

but their usage,” Dolan said.

“We, meaning John Tomasz,

have a lot on our plate this

summer but I know that we will

be successful with the full cooperation

of our town.”

Lynnfield’s town bell is back


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weighs about 2,500 pounds, was

hoisted off its slab by a crane

and brought to Skylight for restoration

in mid-May. Skylight

determined the best course of

action would be to sandblast the

bell to bring it back down to the

bare metal, so it was transported

to a Rhode Island studio which

could perform that process.

Finally, the bell was coated in

a special epoxy that will protect

it from the elements for many

years to come and prevent more

corrosion from occurring.

“It’s totally worth doing, because

if you don’t take care of

things like this, it’ll get to be in

bad condition,” Shure said. “It’s

not too good for the history of

the object, which is kind of the

image of the town.”

Dalton said he was extremely

pleased with Skylight’s


“That firm recently completed

the restoration of the

Robert Gould Shaw and

Massachusetts 54th Regiment

Memorial located in the Boston

Public Garden,” Dalton said.

“We selected them because

of their reputation of quality

craftsmanship. They did a great

job on the Public Garden sculpture

and certainly didn’t disappoint

on the bell restoration.”

Calvary Christian Church donated

$5,700 to fund the restoration

project, which is part of

a larger effort to revitalize the

historic Lynnfield Center.

Recent improvements to the

common include a new septic

system; new lighting, pathways

and improved walkways,

curbing and crosswalks; and

a new, organically-maintained


In addition, the Historic

Centre on South Common Street

has been rededicated as the

Pope-Richard Family Lynnfield

Historical Centre. The interior

is currently receiving a facelift

in the form of new paint. Built

by Taylor Vickers & Co., the

bell dates back to 1859. It

was installed in the Meeting

House in 1918, which served

as Chemical House No. 1. The

bell was used as the town’s fire

alarm bell from 1903-1960. It

was retired from active duty

in 1960. In 1964, the bell was

installed on its current resting

place on the common.

“Once again, on behalf of the

Town and the Select Board, we

thank Executive Pastor Jamie

Booth and the Calvary Church

for funding this project,” said

Dalton. “I’d also like to recognize

DPW Director John

Tomasz and Town Engineer

Charlie Richter for managing

this project and the entire upgrade

of the Town Common



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of the Lynnfield town bell prior to its return to the common last Friday.

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Tuesday, June 29


Police responded to a motor

vehicle accident at Salem and

Walnut streets on Tuesday at 1:11


Police responded to a report of

an accident with injury on Walnut

Street on Tuesday at 8:01 p.m.


Police conducted motor vehicle

law enforcement on Main,

Salem and Walnut streets Tuesday



Police assisted with medical

transport from Daventry Court to

Salem Hospital on Tuesday at 1:34

p.m.; assisted with transport from

Market Street to Lahey Burlington

on Tuesday at 3:38 p.m.


Maria Bruinsma, 56 of 2

Locksley Road was summoned

for an abuse prevention order violation

on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m.

after police received a call about

a “neighbor yelling … and taking


Wednesday, June 30


Police received a report on

Wednesday at 6:33 a.m. about

an erratic driver who pulled into

a Walnut Street driveway and erroneously

informed the residents

For the Weekly News

LYNNFIELD — Here is a

summary of town trash and recycling

rules posted on the town

Public Works (DPW) website.

JRM Hauling & Recycling is

the 2021 contractor for weekly

trash pickup and bi-weekly

(every 2 weeks) recycling,

taking place on the same day as

trash pick-up.

New residents are issued

one new blue “Town of

Lynnfield” curbside recycling

bin. Additional bins may be

purchased in the Public Works

office, 55 Summer St., for nine

dollars each.

If your bin is damaged, you

may bring it to the DPW office

and it will be swapped out for a

new bin.

You may also request a round

“recycling sticker” at no cost,

which you can attach to any

barrel. JRM will only pick up recyclables

in either the blue bins

or barrels displaying the white

round recycling sticker.

Lynnfield holds one annual

Household Hazardous Waste

Day (HHW) event for residents.

Lynnfield’s 2021 HHW event is

Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Residents who cannot attend

on November 20 can bring

Police Log

that he lives at the address.


Police issued a verbal motor vehicle

law enforcement warning to

a Peabody driver on Salem Street

on Wednesday at 11:23 a.m.


Police assisted with medical

transport from Bluejay Road to

Beverly Hospital on Wednesday

at 8:57 a.m.; assisted with

medical transport from Market

Street to Lahey Burlington on

Wednesday at 3:56 p.m.; assisted

with transport from Salem Street

to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

on Wednesday at 5:31 p.m.; assisted

with transport from North

Hill Drive to Lahey Burlington on

Wednesday at 10:13 p.m.

Thursday, July 1


Police assisted the Fire

Department responding to a stove

fire on Main Street on Thursday at

7:29 p.m.


Police responded to a report of

a large amount of water on Main

Street due to rain with a vehicle

disabled on Thursday at 9:29 p.m.

Public Works cleared the water

and the vehicle was towed.


Police assisted with medical

transport from Market Street to

Beverly Hospital on Thursday at

their HHW materials to other

towns’ events in NORTHEAST

DISTRICT 2, with whom

Lynnfield collaborates. Please

check the full schedule and note

hours and costs.

The Town offers drop-off

yard waste disposal (brush and

leaves) for residents who have

purchased a valid passenger

car recycling sticker to access

behind the Town Hall at 55

Summer St. The sticker must

be purchased each year in order

to use the recycling area. This

sticker is for Lynnfield residents

only and must be attached

to the front lower driver’s side


The yard waste recycling

center is open for the season

from April 1 to November 30

each year. Stickers must be purchased

in the DPW office. A vehicle

registration is required as

proof of residency.

As of July 1, 2021 sticker fees

are: Seniors (65+) $10; non-Seniors


The Town offers a curb side

“white goods” (appliances) collection

program on the third

week of each month. Each item

must display a recycling sticker

issued by the DPW. Stickers

MUST be purchased in the DPW

12:21 p.m.

Friday, July 2


Police conducted motor vehicle

law violation enforcement on

Main, Essex and Summer streets

on Friday 2-5:30 p.m.


Police assisted with medical

transport to hospitals from

Doncaster Circle on Friday at 9:54

p.m. and from Market Street on

Friday at 11:26 p.m.

Saturday, July 3


Police responded to Salem

Street on Saturday at 11:38 a.m.

for a report of a break-in.


Police assisted with medical

transport from Lincoln Avenue on

Saturday at 10:27 p.m.

Sunday, July 4


Police received fireworks reports

from Pagos Way, Jordan

Park and Bourque Road on

Sunday at 9 a.m.

Monday, July 5


Police asked loud youths in a

vehicle parked on Olde Towne

Road on Monday at midnight to

leave the area.

Know your

trash/recycling rules

office prior to your trash collection

day on the third week of

every month so JRM can pick up

your item in a separate truck.

As of July 1, 2021, sticker fees

are $30 ($60 for any TV or computer

screen larger than 36”).

JRM trucks will not pick up

Christmas trees. However, the

Town works with the Lynnfield/

Wakefield High School Swim

Team to pick up and recycle

Christmas Trees. This is a fundraiser

for the swim team and all

fees to pick up trees go to support

the swim team. Generally

speaking, pickup is scheduled

for the two weekends following

the observed Christmas holiday,

and payment must be received in

advance of pick-up dates. Trees

must be free of ornaments, lights

and any other decorations, and

must be outside ready for pick

up by 8:00 a.m. Please call the

DPW office for details.

Alternatively, residents may

bring their Christmas trees to

the DPW yard for disposal at no

charge. However, a Yard Waste

sticker is required for disposal.

The yard waste center is only

open on one or two Saturdays at

this time. Please call the DPW

office at 781-334-9500 for


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Centre Congregational


5 Summer St., Lynnfield








In the Centre since 1720,

Centre Church is an open and affirming

congregation of the

United Church of Christ. No

matter who you are or where you

are on your life’s journey, you

are welcome at Centre Church.

Messiah Lutheran Church

708 Lowell St., Lynnfield

(corner of Lowell & Chestnut)

is currently open for in-person

worship Sunday morning at 9:30

am (summer hours). Worship

services will also be streamed

live on Facebook. Like us

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Worship times: Sunday mornings

at 9:30 am, Sunday evening

devotion on Facebook Live at

6:30 pm, Wednesday evening

Prayer time at 7:01 pm on

Facebook Live.

Messiah Lutheran Church

is served by Rev. Dr. Jeremy

Pekari, and Rev. David Brezina.

Nancy A. Delivorias, 84

1937 - 2021

PEABODY - Nancy (Zabielski)

Delivorias, 84, of Peabody passed

away peacefully on June 14,

2021, at the Kaplan Family Hospice

House in Danvers, surrounded

by her loving family. She was

the devoted wife of the late Peter

Delivorias with whom she shared

over 44 years of marriage.

Born and raised in Scranton,

Pennsylvania, she was the daughter

of the late Chester and Alice

(Ferrick) Zabielski. Nancy dedicated

her life to raising her family, doting

on her grandchildren building

loyal friendships and volunteering

at the Red Cross. She was an entertaining

storyteller, competitive

game player and voracious reader.

Most of all, Nancy spread joy and

goodwill to everyone she met. Her

warm personality and infectious

optimism will be missed by family

and friends. Nancy is survived

by her daughters Karen Guilmette

and her husband Stephen of Boxford

and Linda Delivorias and her

wife Mary Kondner of Maryland.

She is also survived by her grandchildren,

Megan Simpson, Brooke

Simpson, Benjamin Kondner, Sara

Guilmette and Kathryn Kondner.

Service Information: Her funeral

will be held on Sunday,

August 22, 2021, at 10:00 AM

at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur

Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street,

Peabody. In lieu of flowers, expressions

of sympathy can be

made to the Peabody Council

on Aging in memory of Nancy

Delivorias. Friends of the Peabody

Council on Aging, 75R

Central Street, Peabody, MA

01960, or at http://peabodycoa.org/donate.html

Temple Emmanuel/


For more information about

Temple Emmanuel, a member

of the Jewish Reconstructionist

Communities, call 781-245-

1886 or see our Facebook

page or website at www.


Request service links to

the Zoom streaming: info@


Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30

p.m.: June 25.

Saturday mornings at 9:30

am: June 5 and 19, July 17.

Wakefield-Lynnfield United

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Kristen Reed

Complete guide to summer produce

Summer has begun and a

rainbow of fresh summer produce

is ready to prepare and eat,

including a few of my favorites

like watermelon, strawberries,

cucumbers and peppers.

It’s prime season for simple,

delicious foods requiring minimal

to no prep, bursting with

flavor! Below is some of the best

summer produce you can find at

your local farmers market, plus

tips and delicious, easy recipes

for each. Happy Summer!


These plump little superfood

berries are packed full of antioxidants,

vitamins C and K, and

manganese. They help with cognitive

function and memory and

may help prevent heart problems,

too! Ever wonder what makes

blueberries blue? A phytochemical

called anthocyanin contained

in the skin which helps protect

from free radicals and UV light,

and attracts insects, too. Pretty

cool, right?

As with all berries, buy organic

if possible to avoid pesticides.

Blueberries are especially great

with lemon (juice and zest). I love

them in smoothies, baked goods

and salads!

Tip: To store, make sure berries

are completely dry. Store them on

a paper towel in a non-metal container

with small holes to allow

for ventilation. Freeze extras on

a single layer baking sheet then

store in a zip-top bag (great for

smoothie additions).

Try this recipe

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler:

4 cups fresh or frozen


1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp water

1 cup rolled oats + optional: an

additional few tbsps of chopped


3 tbs pure maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

3 tbsp melted butter or coconut


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Grease an 8×8 baking dish.

3) Add the blueberries, cinnamon,

vanilla, syrup and lemon

juice to a mixing bowl. Stir.

4) Mix the cornstarch and

water in a small bowl. Add to the

mixing bowl and stir.

5) Transfer the blueberry mixture

to the bottom of the baking


6) Combine the oats, syrup,

cinnamon and melted butter in a

separate bowl.

7) Spread the crumble on top.

8) Bake for 25-30 min, until

the top of the crisp is crunchy and

golden brown.


Tomatoes are available yearround

but extra-sweet and special

in the summer. Coming in

many shapes and sizes, summer’s

heirloom tomatoes are magical.

Cherry tomatoes are also great for

snacking and salads. Tomatoes

are brimming with antioxidant

vitamins A and C, plus folate, potassium,

lycopene, and fiber.

Tip: To safely slice cherry tomatoes,

place them on a deli

lid with another deli lid on top.

Holding the top lid down with

one hand, slice horizontally all the

way through to cut the tomatoes.


Fresh, juicy peaches are the

epitome of summer. They’re full

of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins

and minerals. New studies show

they also may help reduce allergies

with an antihistamine effect.

You can bake or grill pitted and

halved peaches for salad or dessert.

You can also find nectarines

this time of year!

Tip: Look for peaches that feel

heavy for their size and that give

just a bit when pushed. Avoid

fruits that have green near the


Try this recipe

Grilled Peaches:

1) Halve peaches and remove


2) Brush cut side with olive oil

and sprinkle with a little salt.

3) Grill over medium heat for

about 4 minutes on each side.

Optional: top with whipped coconut

cream (the hardened cream

from a can of coconut milk) or a

drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of

cinnamon. Enjoy!


Cool, crisp cucumber is so

refreshing. They come in many

varieties with different skins, and

are vitamin-rich and very hydrating.

One of my favorite ways

to eat them is simply sliced with

sea salt and black pepper, the way

I’ve had them since elementary

school lunches!

Cucumber water is also a treat;

just soak cucumber and lemon

slices (and mint, too) in a pitcher

of water.

Tip: Store them in a plastic bag

in the warmest part of your fridge

for up to 10 days.


On a hot summer day, there’s

nothing better than biting into

a cold slice of watermelon.

Watermelon contains more than

90 percent water, making it super

hydrating in the summer heat,

and is also filled with vitamins A

and C, potassium and lycopene.

Tip: When picking out the perfect

watermelon, it should feel

heavy, have no stem, be deep

green in color with a large and

creamy yellow area on the bottom

called the “field spot” (the darker

and larger this creamy spot is, the

riper the watermelon).


“Knee high by the fourth of

July!” It means if stalks of corn

don’t rise to your knees by the

time the fireworks go off, then

we know it’s going to be a late


Such a simple summertime

staple — grilled corn on the

cob. Corn is best right when

it is picked from the stalk, so

it is to buy locally. Look for

tightly closed, fresh-looking

husks, fresh-looking tassels, and

fresh-cut stem ends. Buy organic

to avoid GMOs, but know that organic

corn is very likely to have

a worm or two, so simply pick it

out; the rest of the corn is safe to


Tip: To cut corn off the cob

more easily (and less messy),

anchor the cob on a center of a

bundt pan, then slice down. The

pan catches the kernels and keeps

the cob sturdy as you cut!


This delicious mini stone fruit

comes in tart and sweet varieties.

Fresh cherries are great to snack

on fresh, right off the stem — or

you can roast them for salads,

desserts and drinks. Cherries are

packed with antioxidants, vitamin

C, fiber and potassium and

can help ease muscle soreness

(tart cherry juice is often used

by athletes). They also contain

melatonin which helps you sleep


Tip: If you don’t have a cherry

pitter, you can use a clean, bent

paper clip to pit them, and it’s

helpful to do it inside a brown

paper bag laid on its side as the

splashes can stain.


Did you know that all bell

peppers start out green and eventually

turn red, orange or yellow

on the vine? The longer a pepper

stays on the plant the sweeter it

is. They are delicious eaten raw

or cooked! And they contain potassium

and folate and are high in

vitamins A and C. In fact, one cup

of red pepper contains 167 percent

of the daily recommended

amount of vitamin C!

Tip: Cut the top and bottom of

the pepper off, and cut a slit down

the side. “Unroll” the pepper flat

and scrape the white ribs and

seeds off and slice easily into

strips or dice!


Fresh herbs often make the

dish! They not only lend a

brighter, more robust flavor to

a dish, but they make it prettier,

too. Now is a great time to plant

your herb garden, even on your

counter. Herbs that are coming

into season now include basil,

cilantro, dill, green onions, lavender,

oregano, parsley, mint,

sorrel, rosemary and thyme.


Vegetables are always welcome additions to summer menus.

Tip: Chop extra herbs, place in

ice cube trays with olive oil and

freeze. You can use a cube or two

for sautés, soups and all of your

cooking throughout the year.

Try this recipe

Mean Green Sauce

Fresh herbs: I love cilantro,

parsley and dill, but use whatever

you have

Garlic: 3-5 cloves

Onion: 3 green onions or ¼


Creaminess: 1/3 c tahini or 2

tbsps avocado oil mayo

Acid: juice of 1 lemon or 1/3 c

apple cider vinegar

¼ c extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

(optional: any other spices or

seasonings such as crushed red

pepper flakes)

Blend all together and enjoy on

salads, veggies, fish, chicken or



Zucchini and summer squash

are delicious on their own, raw or

cooked, but also can absorb and

take on the flavors of your dish,

making them very versatile. They

are one of the easiest vegetables

to grow in your garden, so if you

haven’t already, give them a try to

have plenty around at all times!

Zucchini is high in several

antioxidants, vitamins A and C,

fiber, potassium, lutein and carotenoids

(help with heart function).

Try them spiralized or

shaved with a veggie peeler for a

fun and healthy base for protein

or side dish in place of pasta, or

slice them in place of traditional

lasagna noodles.

Tip: You can cook the yellow

zucchini blossoms, too, which are

best eaten right after picking!

Try this recipe

Zucchini Mini Pizzas

2 large zucchini, sliced in 1/4”

thick rounds

1/2 cup pizza, marinara, or tomato


1 teaspoon oregano

2 cups mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

pizza toppings

1) Preheat oven to 450°F. Line

a baking pan with foil or use a silicon


2) Arrange zucchini on pan.

3) Top zucchini slices with

pizza sauce, oregano, cheese and

your favorite pizza toppings.

4) Bake 4-5 min or until zucchini

is tender (you don’t want it

too soft). Broil 4-5 min or until

cheese is bubbly. Enjoy!

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Registered Nurse and National

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during the summer

LYNNFIELD — The Senior

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For the Weekly News

LYNN — One result of the

global pandemic and its longterm

isolation is the need to find

innovative ways through which

people can stay connected.

One such effort includes a new

tool that Greater Lynn Senior

Services (GLSS), which serves

town residents, is piloting called

Uniper — a device that plugs into

your television set, along with a

small camera which perches on

top, enabling one-on-one communication

with case managers,

healthcare providers, counselors,

family and friends.

“The COVID-19 pandemic

pretty much destroyed the limited

social connections that many

older people or adults living

with disabilities already experience,”

said Kathryn C. Burns,

GLSS’ chief executive officer.

“Research shows that isolation,

particularly long-term isolation,

has a very negative effect on people’s

overall health, significantly

contributing to premature death

from all causes and increasing

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a variety of online classes.

Registration for lunch

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Center for more information.


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Tapping into senior connections

a person’s risk of diseases like


Uniper loads an individual’s

contacts into its device, allowing

for immediate virtual connection.

“This is really the primary

reason we chose Uniper over

the many other platforms we

reviewed,” said Valerie Parker

Callahan, director of planning

and development. “We view it

first and foremost as a communications

tool to help people better

manage their health and wellbeing,

with Uniper’s built-in

programming as a secondary

— but very helpful — add-on to

reduce social isolation and promote

stronger connections with

the wider community.”

It is easy to use with a simple

remote that allows people to

quickly transition from Uniper

back to television programming.

“Many platforms that allow

for virtual connection require a

computer, tablet or smartphone,

which many older people do not

have and might be uncomfortable

using,” Parker

Senior Citizens

Advisory Committee

For the Weekly News

LYNNFIELD — The town

Senior Citizens Advisory Committee’s

role is to recognize the

significant contribution Lynnfield’s

senior citizen population

has made to the town.

The Lynnfield Senior Citizen

Advisory Council plays

a critical role in making sure

our senior citizens receive the

community support they rightly

deserve to enhance their health

and quality of life.

The council makes recommendations

to the Board of Selectmen

on how the town can

Callahan noted. “But Uniper

only requires a TV, which most

people already have and use


Uniper’s existing content includes

access to hundreds of

videos — travel, arts and culture,

music and educational

programs, as well as “live” programming

that includes exercise

and other classes, peer-led discussion

groups, support groups

and more — which are available

throughout the day and scheduled

by Uniper.

GLSS is developing its own

content, which will be available

to users through a separate

channel, and is also working on

developing some live programming,


“We envision, for example,

that our Wellness Pathways fall

prevention and health self-management

workshops will be offered

over the Uniper platform,

as well as group and individual

counseling through our Mobile

Mental Health and Family

Caregiver Support programs

effectively implement and coordinate

services and programs

that would greatly benefit the

senior citizen population.

The council focuses on pursuing

opportunities to ease or

reduce the tax burden for the

senior citizen population in the

Town of Lynnfield.

The Senior Citizen Advisory

Council considers and advises

on issues and concerns that

affect the senior citizen population

within the Town of Lynnfield.

The council meets regularly

to discuss issues and concerns

brought to the attention of the

in a private, HIPAA-compliant

setting,” Parker Callahan said,

“This would be in addition to

virtual case manager visits with

GLSS consumers.”

UniperCare is an innovative,

Israeli-based company with a

West Coast U.S. hub. Its programming

is starting to pop up

all around the country, but GLSS

is its first Massachusetts-based


One of the Uniper’s unique

features is the work they

have been doing with Jewish

Federation of

North America, connecting

Holocaust survivors, their descendants

and people of Jewish

faith with tailored supports and

group meetings, bringing together

people from all across the

country in celebration of some

Jewish holidays during the pandemic.

They plan to continue this

programming moving forward.

Uniper also offers a lot of content

in Russian and Spanish.

GLSS is initially hoping to

sign up 100 people age 60 and

council. The Senior Citizen

Advisory Council is to appear

regularly before the Board of

Selectmen to update and advise

the board and Town of Lynnfield

on issues and concerns

that impact the senior citizen


The Senior Citizen Advisory

Council is responsible for conducting

its activities in a manner

that is in compliance with

all relevant state and local laws

and regulations including, but

not limited to, the Open Meeting

Law, Public Records Law

and Conflict of Interest Law.

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its service area of Lynn,

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service. The product will be reevaluated

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Uniper offers training and a

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LYNNFIELD — Caroline

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has earned Dean’s List honors

at Providence College for the

spring 2021 semester.

Dean’s List honors are

earned by full-time undergraduate

students who, at the end

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grade lower than “C,” and with

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Excelling on and off the field

By Sam Minton


and off the field, Lauren

Braconnier and Jen Flynn

exemplified what it meant to

be student-athletes.

Braconnier and Flynn

were recently honored for

their academic achievements,

awarded Agganis

scholarships and were

named Agganis All-Stars —

with Braconnier honored in

soccer and Flynn in lacrosse.

Both the soccer player and

lacrosse player were excited

to be honored, and were

especially touched to have

their academic achievements


“Obviously it was a very

big accomplishment for

me,” Braconnier said. “A lot

of my high school career has

been trying to balance sports

and academics, and to finally

have real recognition of that

from the Agganis foundation

was a big accomplishment.”

“It was so amazing that I

got it (the scholarship), but

I feel like it was also a huge

honor especially to be noticed

for all of my academic

and athletic career,” Flynn


Braconnier will be headed

to Worcester Polytechnic

Institute in the fall. She said

she had spent time there before,

with some family members

going to the school.

“My brother and a few of

my cousins have gone (to

WPI) so I spent a lot of time

there over my childhood

and I know that it’s a great

school,” Braconnier said.

Flynn will be headed to

Bentley University, and will

be studying business at the


“I feel like, my whole

life, it’s been a mix of sports

and school,” Flynn said. “I

think that even though I’m

not playing a sport there ...

Bentley as a school is a very

good mix (for) being a student

and athlete.”

Both Braconnier and

Flynn recognize that it’s important

to do well both on the

field and in the classroom.

WPI-bound Braconnier said

that it’s important to balance

school and athletics and that

coaches have reminded her

that she’s a student before

an athlete.

“I think being a student-athlete

is one of the

most challenging things but

it’s also one of the most rewarding,

because balancing

school and sports is very

hard and time consuming —

but at the end of the day you

accomplish so much and it

makes you a better person

overall,” Flynn said.


Lauren Braconnier


Jen Flynn

Eastern Bank Foundation battles inequity

By Anne Marie Tobin

BOSTON — The Eastern

Bank Charitable Foundation,

the philanthropic arm of Bostonbased

Eastern Bank, has a new

look and a new name — Eastern

Bank Foundation (EBF).

“We believe the way to

achieve sustainable change

is through listening and responding

to the lived experiences

of people in our communities,

trusting their priorities

and partnering on innovative

ways to dismantle centuries-old

social and economic hierarchies

that produce and reinforce inequities,”

said EBF President and

CEO Nancy Huntington Stager.

According to Stager, the decision

to eliminate the word

“charitable” reflects the fact

that the foundation’s work is

not only focused on the less fortunate,

but it is an “investment

in systems change” for and with

the communities served by the


The foundation’s longstanding

support of grassroots

community donations programs

is a key core strategy. That

initiative provides millions of

dollars in assistance to community

nonprofit organizations in

eastern Massachusetts, southern

and coastal New Hampshire

and Rhode Island, serving more

than 1,500 local organizations

that provide a variety of vital


“Their grassroots focus has

enabled long-lasting relationships

across the region and an

opportunity to listen to the lived

experiences of community

members, improving the foundation’s

understanding of the

issues being faced every day,”

Stager said.

The foundation is committed

to eliminating inequities in the

region by supporting local organizations

working to implement

systemic and sustained change

to advance economic inclusion

and mobility. The foundation

has also committed another $2

million in COVID-19 support

for equitable access to vaccines

and culturally-inclusive outreach

to communities of color.

Since 2020, the foundation

has dedicated $15 million to

COVID-19 relief funds.

Stager said the support and

dedication of Eastern Bank staff

has been a critical component of

the foundation’s success. Since

1994, more than 500,000 volunteer

hours have been logged.

“Our philanthropy fuels our

corporate volunteerism and

advocacy and is, in turn, influenced

by them,” Stager said.

“Collaborations with community

partners and other companies

deepen our collective

impact. The combination of our

philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy

and collaboration with

community partners is the best

way we can support our region,

and we thank our employees

and community partners for all

that they do and for embracing

opportunities to work together

to make meaningful positive


Eastern Bank Foundation has

identified key strategy areas that

will have the greatest impact in

philanthropy, volunteerism and

advocacy. Those areas include

advancing equity in the small

business ecosystem, enriching

early childhood development,

securing safe and affordable

housing, promoting workforce

development and innovations

in economic inclusion and


“We are more committed

than ever to economic inclusion

and mobility, as a set of

strategies that we know are far

too under-resourced in our region,

and vital to our purpose

to help people prosper,” added

Stager. “Our communities, particularly

our gateway cities, are

facing enormous challenges:

the racial wealth gap is widening,

economic opportunity is

declining, and economic mobility

— which has historically

been fleeting for communities

of color — is stalled. Housing

and career opportunities are

limited especially for people of

color, women, members of the

LGBTQ+ community, veterans

and people who are disabled.”

Stager cited the Foundation

for Business Equity (FBE) as an

example of an effective initiative

to advance equity in small

business. Sager is a member

of FBE’s advisory board and


Other examples are EBF’s

$5 million commitment to the

New Commonwealth Race

Equity and Social Justice Fund

in 2020. The donation, to be

spread over five years, is five

times larger than any previous

EBF donation to a single organization.

In 2021, EBF partnered

with the Massachusetts

Business Roundtable to launch

the Massachusetts Business

Coalition for Early Childhood


Bob Rivers, CEO of Eastern

Bank, serves as one of its five

co-chairs. The coalition spans

77 companies and 14 business

organizations, with a mission

of improving outcomes in early

child care and education across


In 2021, EBF committed

an additional $2 million in

COVID-19 support for equity

and access to vaccines and culturally-inclusive

outreach in

communities of color.

“As widely reported, the

COVID-19 vaccine rollout

across our region has exacerbated

significant disparities

in communities of color, with

many gateway cities being most

impacted by the virus,” Stager

said. “We are working with

community organizations, community

health centers, foundations,

companies and others to

learn where the gaps persist,

and how we can help efforts to

move quickly to address them.”

EBF provided more than $13

million in COVID-19 support

in 2020.

To learn more about EBF,

visit its new website at easternbank.com/foundation.


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After missing last year’s event due to the canceled season, Lynnfield

girls tennis coach Craig Stone gathered his team for its annual end-ofseason

celebration last week.


Lynnfield girls tennis celebrates

another successful season


By Mike Alongi

Nearly every year for the

past 40 years, Lynnfield

girls tennis coach Craig

Stone has hosted an endof-year

celebration to honor

all the hard work his teams

have put in each and every

season. That hard work

has led to an extraordinary

streak of 38 straight

seasons with a berth in the

state tournament, with the

2021 season being the most


So after missing a year

due to the pandemic, the

Pioneers gathered for their

annual banquet to celebrate

their season.

But this season was obviously

a very different one for

all teams, and the Pioneers

were no different. After not

playing tennis during the

pandemic-canceled 2020

season, Lynnfield came

into 2021 with only three

players who had varsity

experience. Eventually, the

Pioneers would have five

starters who played their

first varsity match during

the 2021 season.

Lynnfield went 9-4 on

the year and earned a No. 5

seed in the Division 3 North

tournament, where the

Pioneers eventually fell to

No. 4 Swampscott by a 3-2

margin in the quarterfinal


“Obviously, there was

great concern over the kind

of season we might have,

but there was also great

enthusiasm and energy as

to how we would fill gaps,

who would step up and what

new players would make an


It turns out that there

wouldn’t be too much

trouble filling the gaps or

getting new talent. In fact,

Stone referred to his group of

first-time starters — Lauren

Grava, Genna Gioioso, Ava

Buonfiglio, Emily Goguen

and Gabi Mellor — as “The

Fab Five.”

And that’s only the firsttime

varsity players, as

returning players Anna

Radulski, Emma Gallucci

and Megan Nevils contributed

to the team in a number

of ways on and off the court.

Gallucci wrapped up her

career on the highest of

notes, going 7-6 in doubles

play. A Cape Ann League

All-Star in her first two seasons

on the team, Gallucci

finished her Pioneers career

with a 44-11 record — good

enough to place her in the

top 50 all-time in school


Radulski was simply unbeatable

in 2021, going

13-0 on the year (12-0 doubles,

1-0 singles). A junior,

Radulski was named a CAL

All-Star for her efforts this


Two other varsity players

also had solid seasons, as

Sarah Breslow went 9-5 and

Maddy McCarthy went 8-5.

During the celebration,

the Pioneers also honored

three sub-varsity players

— Leticia Marafon, Alana

Villair and Sarah Lombardi

— for their continued dedication

to improving on the


But with every end-ofseason

celebration comes a

look ahead to next year, and

Stone is no different.

“I’m looking forward

to the 2022 season and the

challenges it will bring,

as well as the impact that

our returning players will

have,” said Stone. “As I like

to say, the first practice of

the 2022 season starts the

day after the season, and all

the time they put into their

games over the summer improves

them as a player and

makes us better as a team.”

North Shore Navigators teaching the next generation

By Mike Alongi

When the January family

took over the North Shore

Navigators in 2019, one of

the main goals that they had

in mind was to give back to

the local community. After

the pandemic put some of

those plans on hold for a year,

the Navs launched their first

youth camp this week with a

three-day gathering for kids

ages six through 12.

“The main thing we wanted

to do is give back to the kids

and give them a reason to

come out to the ballpark,” said

Derek January, who serves as

the team’s president and general

manager. “We have a lot

of high-level, talented players

on this team and we want to

be able to use them as a conduit

to bring fans, and especially

kids, out to enjoy the

game of baseball.”

The event, which ran

Monday through Wednesday

at Fraser Field, drew nearly 80

kids and featured Navigators

players and coaches running

drills and giving lessons

each day. While many of the

kids at the camp hailed from

Swampscott, Lynn, Lynnfield

and the surrounding towns,

kids from as far away as

Chelmsford, Andover,

Melrose and Wakefield also

came to learn from the Navs


“We’ve really marketed

the team out more and tried

to reach as many people as

we can, because we’d like to

give back to all the people

who have given to us over

the years,” said January.

January said that the idea

was put into motion after a

number of Navs players approached

him prior to the

season and said they’d be interested

in helping out with

a youth camp. Knowing that

the words of a young college

player may resonate

more with the kids than the

words of a coach, January

jumped at the opportunity.

“These kids come out and

watch these players perform

on the field and they’re mesmerized

by it, and then they

meet them in a clinic and

they hang on every word

the guys say,” said January.

“The guys might be saying

the same thing that the kids’

Little League coaches are

saying, but the words stick

more when they’re coming

from a player.”

The camp was a big success

in its first year, so

much so that January is already

planning two camps

for next summer — a 6- to

12-year-old camp and a 14-

to 17-year-old camp.

At the end of the day,

January’s hope is to make

the North Shore Navigators

and Fraser Field the place

to go for young kids and

young baseball players for

years to come.

“At the end of the day,

I’d rather have 500 kids at

the ballpark than 500 adults

any day,” said January. “I

want kids to be able to say

that they grew up around

the park and the team, and

these camps are just one of

the many things we have

planned to make that a



Brayden Denham of Wakefield, right, races North Shore Navigators

player Aaron Groller down the first base line during the youth camp at

Fraser Field last week.

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Looking back at spring sports in Lynnfield


Left: Lynnfield senior Dante Gesamondo pitches against Ipswich.

Right: Jack Bird follows through on a swing during a Lynnfield baseball game in May.


Lynnfield’s Mariella Calvani looks for an open teammate as she brings

the ball downfield.


Left: Lynnfield’s Ava Gamache tries to beat out a throw to first in a game against Triton.

Right: Lynnfield pitcher Reilly Ganter was one of two seniors for the Pioneers this year.


Lynnfield’s Jack Calichman makes a cut before scoring a goal

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The bell is back in town

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

Robert Shure, owner of Skylight Studios in Woburn, puts the finishing touches on the restoration

of the town bell before returning it to the town.

A crane lifts the town bell onto the common.

DPW employees, from left, Rick DeGrande, Steve deBettencourt and Eddie Downs prepare the

bell as it arrives on a truck.

Lynnfield DPW employee Steve deBettencourt bolts the town

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Best wishes after 29 years

PHOTOS | Julia Hopkins

Friends, family and coworkers gathered at the Town Administration building to celebrate longtime

payroll employee Maureen Lanpher after 29 years of service.

Maureen Lanpher celebrates her retirement with cake and


Maureen Lanpher, right, hands cake to her collegues at her retirement party.

From left, her children Steve Mallon, Diane Mallon, Collene Gibbon, and

grandaughter Markey Gibbon show their support for Maureen Lanpher, center,

who is retiring after 29 years in the Lynnfield Town Administration.

Longtime payroll employee Maureen Lanpher stands with coworkers and friends during a retirement part last Tuesday.


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of Developmental Services has

sent an advisory to all providers,

formed an internal group and

shored up its oversight of investigation

reports after Auditor

Suzanne Bump flagged a handful

of areas in which the agency’s

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Disability reform under review

failure to follow prescribed timelines

led to “higher-than-acceptable”

risks to clients.

In an audit published by

Bump’s office last week, investigators

found that DDS did not

consistently meet its deadlines

for developing action plans for

alleged victims of abuse or mistreatment,

did not make sure its

provider-operated group homes

submitted and finalized incident

reports within the allowed timeframe,

did not properly manage all

administrative reviews, did not always

issue investigation decision

letters within required timeframes,

and did not ensure that its employees

always received security

awareness training.

“Protecting individuals with

disabilities is one of the most

critical missions and responsibilities

of state government. Every

instance where an abuse investigation

deadline or timeframe is

missed, the gaps in safety and care

increase. It’s clear the Department

of Developmental Services must

work with urgency to close those

gaps,” Bump said of the audit that

looked at DDS from July 2017

through June 2019.

DDS serves about 32,000 adults

and more than 9,000 children with

intellectual or developmental disabilities,

and oversees more than

2,100 group homes.

After the auditor’s office completed

its review, DDS’s Office

of Quality Enhancement issued

an advisory to all providers impressing

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Hitting the pond for the Fourth

PHOTOS |Joe Brown

Pontoon boats of all sizes ply the waters of Pillings Pond during the Fourth of July boat parade.

The lead boat of the parade makes its way past the Summer

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Plenty of summer fun at SOFA

LYNNFIELD — Here is the

Community School’s Summer

of Fun Activities (SOFA)

schedule for the week of July

12-16. Visit the Community

School’s website at lynnfield.

k12.ma.us for registration


Programs cost $125 for residents

and $135 for non-residents,

unless otherwise


Children of all ages love to

be silly and have fun, especially

the youngest of us. We see this

first hand every time we run our

Silly Games program!

We will play games like:

Builders and Bulldozers, where

children either build or bulldoze

cones set up around the gym;

Bowling for Noodles, like real

bowling but with pool noodles;

and Kooky Relays!

Each game is designed specifically

for our tot friends and

includes elements that help further

develop the fine and gross

motor skills of our young champions.

Participants also have the

opportunity to practice working

together, sharing with other

children, and working on their

problem-solving skills.

The program cost is $135

for residents and $145 for


High Five Sports - directed

by the Sports Zone 101 staff, the

program runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

Let’s Get Crafty - Oriented to

kids 3-6 years old and directed

by Paula Rinaldi, the program

runs from 9 a.m.-noon with the

SOFA schedule describing it

as follows: Come get together

with your friends to make cool

crafts! There will be a variety

of different crafts each day.

Between crafts we’ll go outside

and enjoy the sunshine too.

Plan to wear clothes that can

get messy. Can’t wait to create


Aprons Ready - is run by

Leah O’Brien for kids ages 4-6

from 9 a.m.-noon and the program

description is as follows:

We will learn no-bake recipes

for kids that will make the

whole family happy! All supplies

will be provided for this

program, but the recipes will be

kept a secret until they are revealed

each day.

Let’s Get Sporty! Jr. is directed

by Lisa Verdile for kindergarten

through 12th grade

and runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

Here’s the program description:

Come have fun with a sportsfilled

morning! Each day we

will be playing age-appropriate

sports games such as kickball,

street hockey, pickle and more!

Who doesn’t love a little sporty


Filmmaking is a class for

ages 8-11 running from 9 a.m-3

p.m. Program description: In

this class, students will bring

creativity to life in a fun, collaborative

and exciting environment.

They will learn skills

in scriptwriting, storyboard

sketching, improvisation and

camera skills.

Students who have previously

participated in our program will

be able to expand on their filmmaking

skills. Together they

will write, shoot and edit a film

in a genre of their choosing and

edit their project together using

the professional editing software

Adobe Premiere.

The cost is $310 for residents

and $320 for non-residents.

Cheer Camp is run by

Morgan Festa for ages 5-8 from

9 a.m.-3 p.m. The program is for

cheering enthusiasts! We will

learn motions, while practicing

cheers and chants. The morning

will start with stretching and

move on to somersaults and

cartwheels. We will also do

some cheerleading crafts.

At the end of the week, we

will have a mini-performance

to show our friends and family

what we learned. Program cost

is $250 for residents, $260 for


Kids Concoctions and Tie

Dye is directed by Joey Puleo

for kids in grades 1-5. The program

runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

and costs $250 for residents,

$260 for non-residents.

Program description: Come

get messy! We will explore the

magic of making the ultimate

crafty concoctions. Some of

the possible creations include

magic muck, snowy foam paint

and GAK.

Mix, measure, squish and

sculpt many colorful creations.

But that’s not all! We will also

spend our week tie-dying!

Learn to make different patterns

on clothing, garments and other


For grades two, three and

four, Spy Camp is directed

by Ava O’Brien and Chloe

Shapleigh and runs from 9

a.m.-noon. Here is the program

description: Want to become a

secret spy and learn all about

what it takes to be one? Then

this SOFA program is perfect

for you! Get ready for secret

spy missions and solving new

mysteries every day!

Jocks and smocks, directed

by Lisa and Francesca

Pasciuto, is for kindergarteners

through fifth graders and runs

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Described

as hands-on crafts and playtime,

the program combines a

morning time craft followed

by a new sport activity in the

afternoon. The program cost is

$250 for residents and $260 for


Jeff Surette directs

“Fantastical Beasts Painting and

Drawing” for ages 8-12 from 9

a.m.-3 p.m. Students will explore

the forest and jungles of

our world today and creatures

that lived in the mysterious

past. Wolves, tigers, griffins,

unicorns and more.

Come learn fantastic drawing

and painting techniques that

will turn your imagination into

works of art ready to frame

and hang on the wall at home.

The program cost is $250

for residents and $260 for


The Sweet Shoppe is for kids

in grades two, three and four

and runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

Directed by Pam Shapleigh, it is

for kids who love cupcakes and

cookies and who want to learn

how to decorate and make them

irresistible to eat.

In this class, states the program

description, you will decorate

baked goods each day to

take home! All the supplies are

included, so you just have to

have a desire to decorate.

Space is limited and it will

fill up quickly, so do not wait!

If you have taken one of Pam’s

classes, these will be all new activities.

Please note: We cannot

guarantee nuts/peanuts are not

included in the food products

used. This program is not designed

to handle food allergies.

The Big Top Carnival is

a SOFA program for kids in

grades 1-4 directed by Katrina

Gustafson. It runs from 9


“Come join us under the

Big Top!” states the project

description, “All week we’ll

be celebrating good old-fashioned

carnival fun by creating

carnival-style games each day.

On the last day, we’ll have fun

enjoying carnival popcorn and

playing all of the games.”

The Tournament of

Champions: Cartoon Week is

for kids in grades 1-4 and runs

from 9 a.m.-noon. According to

the program description, kids

will participate in a variety of

games, such as street hockey,

soccer, football, battleship, four

corners, dodgeball, basketball

and many others during our funfilled


In addition to learning the

fundamentals of these sports,

we will have exciting discussions

about current events in

sports, good sportsmanship and

understanding the cool statistics

on sports cards.

Each participant will receive

a daily pack of cards as a major

prize. These prizes help emphasize

value and are a fun way to

enhance learning! We also have

our weekly “SLUSH DAY”

which is a fan favorite for all

our kids every week!

Our Cartoon Networkthemed

games are back again

this summer with some new and

exciting twists. Kids are encouraged

but not required to wear

their favorite cartoon shirt/hat.

Competitions this week will include

themed games involving

Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes,

SpongeBob, Rugrats, Power

Rangers and many others.

The cost is $250 for residents

and $260 for non-residents.

Extreme sports for middle

school students is directed by

Sports Zone 101 for kids in

grades 5-8. Running from 9

a.m.-noon, the program description

states, “we will involve

some high degree of speed, risk

and creativity in taking some of

our favorite games to a whole

new level.

“Games will include everything

from competitive flag

football, dodgeball, Nerf, floor

hockey, basketball and many

of your other favorite games

too. We will also work on some

skills, drills, and ways to improve

your competition in all

sports throughout the week.”

The cost $135 for residents,

$145 for non-residents.

Up, Up, and Away! Musical

Theatre Dance Camp, directed

by Mini Movers Dance Studio,

is for grades three, four and five

and runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

“In this Dance It Out! session,

dancers will explore the

exciting dance style of musical

theater while working on two

musicals with themes of magic

and flying.

This genre of dance can encompass

various movement

styles, while adding true theatrical

flair. Those new to dance

are always welcome. The last

day will culminate in a short

performance,” states the program


Sports Zone 101 also directs

SOFA’s middle school tennis

program for ages 11-14 from

9 a.m.-noon. According to the

description, students will learn

skills, drills and techniques for

tennis. We’ll also have practice

matches and stroke analysis.

This program takes place at the

LHS tennis courts. The cost is

$145 for residents and $155 for


Paul Burdett teaches golf

for SOFA to kids in grades 4-7

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The program

covers basic fundamentals

of golf including rules, how

to play the game and even golf


They will take part in practice

along with mini-tournaments,

and even create their own

course out on the fields! (No

equipment required). The cost

is $250 for residents and $260

for non-residents.

SOFA also offers elementary

academic and social-emotional

learning programs.

Flipping into First Grade focuses,

according to the program

description, on keeping children

familiar with the school

routine and excited for the new

school year.

This program is designed for

incoming first grade students.

The program will be modeled

after a typical classroom environment

offering a variety of

academic and enrichment activities

in the areas of math and literacy.

The students will also be

able to have recess, snack and

some time outdoors.

The program will be offered

for weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and/

or 8 and is a combined group

with the second grade program.

Students may be enrolled for

multiple weeks as themes and

activities will adjust each week.

No two weeks will be the same.

Oriented to children entering

first grade, Flipping

into First Grade runs Monday-

Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and

costs $100 for residents, $110

for non-residents.

Second Grade All-Stars is

oriented, according to the program

description, to incoming

second grade students. The program

will be modeled after a

typical classroom environment

offering a variety of academic

and enrichment activities in

the areas of math and literacy.

The students will also be able

to have recess, snack, and some

time outdoors.

The program will be offered

for weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and/or 8

and is a combined group with

the first grade program.

Students may be enrolled

for multiple weeks as themes

and activities will adjust each

week. No two weeks will be

the same. The program runs

from Monday-Thursday, 9

a.m.-noon. The cost is $100

for residents and $100 for


In Ready, Set...Regulate,

students take a deep dive into

social and emotional regulation

using programs like Zones

of Regulation and Mind-Up.

Students will learn strategies

and techniques they can use to

help their overall social-emotional


Come learn how to identify

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and the science behind it

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Each week students will break

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